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College Roundup: UNH drops Umile's home finale


February 24. 2018 11:22PM
The University of New Hampshire's Dick Umile coaches his final home game at the Whittemore Center in Durham on Saturday as the Wildcats lose 4-0 to Northeastern University in the regular-season finale. Umile will retire at the end of this postseason. (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)



The University of New Hampshire slumped into the postseason with another loss, 4-0 to Northeastern on Saturday night at the Whittemore Center in Durham in longtime coach Dick Umile's final home game.

Adam Gaudette and Nolan Stevens had a goal and an assist for the Huskies. Danny Tirone started in goal and allowed three goals on 15 shots. Bedford's Mike Robinson relieved and made nine saves.

The Wildcats will travel to Maine to play their archrivals in a best-of-three Hockey East first-round series next weekend.

Brown 3, Dartmouth 0: At Providence, R.I., Adrian Clark made 24 saves for the Big Green, who finished 13-14-2, 11-10-1 ECAC, and will host St. Lawrence in a first-round best-of-three next weekend in the ECAC first round.

St. Anselm 3, SNHU 1: At Sullivan Arena in Goffstown, Mike Ferraro had a goal and an assist to lead the Hawks past the Penmen in the Northeast-10 Conference semifinals.

Bryan Green and Jon Pallotta also scored for St. Anselm (16-9-1). Chris Moquin of Hooksett had the lone SNHU (12-9-3) goal.

St. Anselm advanced to next Saturday's final against St. Michael's.

Women's hockey

Northeastern 2, UNH 1: In Boston, Tori Sullivan posted both goals in the Huskies' win over the Wildcats in the Women's Hockey East quarterfinal tilt at Matthews Arena in Boston.

Sullivan's second goal of the game came just two minutes into the middle period and proved to be the difference. Aerin Franklin helped the one-goal edge stand with 21 saves.

Nicole Dunbar was able to draw UNH even a minute after Sullivan's first tally, but the offense went stale from there as the Wildcats (14-15-7, 9-10-5 WHE) were outshot 36-22. UNH goalie Ava Boutilier gave the Wildcats a chance by stopping 34 shots.

NEWHA Open Tournament semifinals: In Goffstown, St. Anselm College struck for four goals in the first period, which ended up being more than enough on the way to a 7-1 win over Franklin Pierce at Sullivan Arena. The Hawks (21-3-4) took care of all their scoring before the Ravens got on the board. Haley Marshall and Caley Mueller each scored two goals for St. Anselm while Marshall added two assists. Goalie Michaela Kane provided the defense for the Hawks, halting 27 shots. Marissa Massaro scored the lone goal for Franklin Pierce (15-12-2).

St. Anselm will play today's noon tournament title game against Sacred Heart, which beat Holy Cross 2-1 in Saturday's other semifinal.

NEHC semifinals: In Northfield, Vt., Emelie Lindqvist stopped 50 shots but it was not enough for the Plymouth State University women's hockey team in a 4-1 loss to Norwich at Kreitzburg Arena.

Baseball

Franklin Pierce 6, Molloy 5: In Myrtle Beach, S.C., three runs in the top of the fifth pushed the Ravens to 4-0 on the season. Steve Octave's two-run double was the highlight in Franklin Pierce's half of the fifth. John Friday and Brad Roberto, who both collected an RBI, matched Octave with two hits.

University of the Sciences 10, St. Anselm 8: In Philadelphia, the Hawks squandered an 8-5 lead by allowing five unanswered runs over the final three innings. Connor Parent and Dan Bodi each finished with two hits to pace the Hawks (2-2).

Men's lacrosse

SNHU 14, Georgian Court 11: In Manchester, the Penmen opened up with a win in the first game played at Penmen Stadium. SNHU (1-0) reeled off three consecutive goals after being tied 9-9 in the fourth quarter to set the win in motion. Bow's Devin Calkins registered a hat trick for SNHU.

Keene State 18, RPI 10: In Keene, a 7-2 fourth quarter spurred the season-opening win for the Owls. Plymouth's Connor Nolan and Paul Beling each came away with five-point games for Keene with each notching four goals and an assist.

Sacred Heart 17, Dartmouth 11: In Fairfield, Conn., George Prince notched a hat trick and four assists in the loss for the Big Green (1-2).

Women's lacrosse

LIU Post 16, SNHU 7: In Brookville, N.Y., Manchester's Alexis Felt scored four times for SNHU (0-1), but it was not enough to overcome LIU Post, which scored seven of the final eight goals in the contest.

Mercy (N.Y.) 13, St. Anselm 12 (OT): In Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., Hunter Isnardi won it for Mercy with 1:25 left in overtime after St. Anselm's Molly Beck (two goals, three assists) sent the game to the extra period on a goal with 29 seconds left in regulation. Londonderry's Breda Holland and Wilmot's Meaghan Sheehy scored four and two goals, respectively, for the Hawks (0-1).


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